Citrus Trees
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Trees grown from seed

Zone Northridge ca 91343 | michel8007 added on February 18, 2019 | Answered

I planted 10 different citrus trees from seed and they are already over 7 ft high, but do not bear fruit. They get all day sun and of course, water. The same trees that I potted in different area in the same zone are bearing fruit any suggestions please

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MichiganDot
Answered on February 18, 2019

When you grow from home-collected seed, the results are uneven. Most fruit is grown on hybrid trees and flowers may be cross-pollinated with a different species. All this means the genetics of your seed are all over the map. And some seed may be sterile. In the fruit trade, they avoid this problem by grafting the desired hybrid to a vigorously growing base. They do not grow from seed.

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